Middle School Program

Outdoor Education Program

The CDS Outdoor Education program challenges students to embark on a journey each fall where the spirit of active learning permeates every trip. As students explore the natural world, they discover that each individual contributes to our collective experience as they move between thinking for themselves and thinking for and with the group. Steeped in the values of risk-taking and courage, students navigate challenges with resilience and integrity, fostering a sense of responsibility towards both each other and the environment. Amidst the rustling leaves and open skies, physical and figurative structures are let go, and kindness and joy are shared freely. The very core of our outdoor education lies in recognizing that community matters – it's through collaborative efforts that we truly thrive. Students not only learn about the environment but also about themselves and each other, forging connections that extend far beyond the bounds of the wilderness.

These trips are rooted in our Learner Profile’s core skills of Collaboration and Critical & Creative Reasoning. 

Below are our trips from the 2023-2024 school year:

Outdoor Ed at CDS

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